Teachers often look to advance their education beyond their master‛s degree so they can move into administrative positions, and/or qualify for salary increases. However, educators whose goal is to improve their instructional skills and remain in the classroom may prefer to focus on coursework and forego the dissertation component required of most doctoral programs. Grand Canyon University offers a solution for these individuals.
Our Education Specialist in K-12 Leadership (EDS) program is designed to prepare educators to assume a variety of leadership roles in economically and culturally diverse 21st century K-12 educational communities. After foundational instruction in ethics, research and theory, coursework focuses on educational policy development and decision making, staffing, and organizational leadership, supervision of teaching and learning, instructional and curricular supervision, department and unit management, and other areas related to leadership at the building or district level. The program is aligned with the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).
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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.